Friday, January 21, 2011

Banana Bites

Bananas are a great finger food for Eve because she can very easily mash them up with her gums. But it can be kind of hard for her to pick them up off of the tray because they get so slippery! Here is a great way to make bananas, and any other slippery soft diced fruit (like peaches or avocados) easy for your little one to pick up.


In a food processor, grind up about 1/4 to1/2 cup cheerios, until it is a fine powder. You could mash them in a zip loc bag, but for a baby you want to make sure the cereal is consistently ground to a powder and the food processor ensures that. Dice the bananas into chunks that she can manage. I usually slice half of a banana three times down one side, roll it over 90 degrees and slice three times lengthwise again, then slice it across, into little cubes. Place the ground cheerios and banana chunks in a zip loc bag and shake until the bananas are coated, or place the ground cheerios in a bowl and roll each banana chunk until it is covered. You might need to moisten the bananas a little with some water or fruit juice for the cereal to stick better.

The cereal helps to give the fruit some traction, so Baby can easily manipulate it into her mouth!

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